Hey guess what?
Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day!
& since I am part Irish (& Scottish & English & Cherokee Indian), you can bet I’ll probably be drinking green beer somewhere. More than likely, I’ll be drinking said green beer at O’Brothers Irish Pub in Riverside.
It started with an FSU victory & a pint of Guinness…
Over the weekend, the cooler temperatures definitely had me convinced fall had arrived. I was able to do a long run at 10 am & not die of heat stroke, so I immediately started craving stew, pot roast, chili & all sorts of cooler weather comfort foods. I couldn’t decide what exactly I wanted to make until I saw some recipe cards from the Guinness Storehouse laying on my bedroom floor. In an instant, I knew I wanted to attempt the Storehouse’s Beef Stew with Mash:
Missed the previous recaps? Check ‘em out:
Part 1: Dublin – Guinness, Guinness & more Guinness.
Part 2: Paris - Seine River Cruise, Adventures in French Cuisine, Creme Brulee
Part 3: Bon Anniversary - My birthday in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysses, the Louvre & Tiffany Pearl Earrings
Part 4: Bon Voyage Paris & English Afternoon Tea – McDonald’s & Wine in front of the Eiffel Tower & Afternoon Tea in London
Part 5: Wicked in Westminster – Wicked on London’s West End, Buckingham Palace, Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey
On our last full day in London, we scheduled a morning jaunt out to Stonehenge. We boarded a bus & rode for nearly two hours out into the English countryside to be greeted by one of the most amazing & mystical landmarks:
Whew! I know I’ve been back for a few days now, but it’s been a whirlwind of heading back to work, running & laundry. I finally went through all my pictures & I’m thrilled to present my review & recap of our 11-day European adventure.
The first three nights of our trip were spent in Dublin, Ireland. Upon our arrival, we immediately ran down to the hotel pub to grab some food & Guinness: